Make Something Mondays is on Instagram

Guess what?! I set up an Instagram for Make Something Mondays.

I’m really excited about it because Instagram is full of fun craft projects and I’m pumped to share mine with the growing community.

Because I’ve had my blog for so long and I have so many art/craft projects, I’m trying to share both the old and the new ones equally. My plan is to post 1 a day and alternate between an old craft and a new one.

So if you’re on Instagram, stop over and say hi, or follow if you’d like to keep up with my posts.

I would also love to get your feedback. Tell me about your favorite crafts that I’ve done and I’ll prioritize posting those first. I want to share what you love too!

DIY Fall Leaf Bookmark

diy leaf bookmark

 

I’ve made DIY bookmarks before, and I like them, but the problem was that they extend the pages of the book. I like to carry my books with me, so when I used those bookmarks and put the book it my purse, it would always fall off the pages. So, I decided to make another version. This one is obviously fall inspired. I considered using scrapbook paper, but then decided to use leaves since there are so many of them on the ground outside this time of year. Let me know what you think!

 

diy leaf bookmarkThings You Will Need:
Leaves
Scissors
Mod Podge
Paint swatch
Paint Brush(es)
* Hot melt glue is optional but recommended. If you are impatient, like I am, it makes the process go a bit faster.

 

diy leaf bookmarkStep 1:
Cut the paint swatch in half and round the edges.

 

diy leaf bookmarkStep 2:
Glue the first leaf to the paint swatch. Press down and hold for a few seconds to make sure it sticks.

 

diy leaf bookmarkStep 3:
Repeat step 2 until the whole paint swatch is covered.

 

diy leaf bookmarkStep 4:
Add a thin layer of Mod Podge over the leaves. This will act as a sealant and will leave a gloss cover when it dries.

 

diy leaf bookmark

 

There you go. A quick and easy festive bookmark. You most likely won’t lose this one in your purse either!

Happy crafting!

 

 

 

 

Blogging Ideas…

Surprisingly, I haven’t found any problems coming up with new content to write about on Make Something Mondays. There are always new artists to discover and new craft projects to try. But I’ve found that writing on other topics is not so simple.

So I want to know what you do when you are staring at a blank document, and think that you have nothing to say. You want to write, but what is there to write about? How do you come up with topics? Do you read other blogs and the comments? Do you use hashtags on social networks? Are you inspired by something that happens in your day?

Are the comments your readers leave mostly positive? Or are they the product of your rudely reactive writing?

What really gets your readers going?

The Psychology of Facebook | Internet Abuse

Keeping up with social media is part of my job. Facebook happens to be one of the social media sites that changes regularly and that I read about. During my research today, I found this infograpic and wanted to  share it. The facts about the psychology of Facebook is really alarming and I wanted to share it. I’m sure some of you can relate.

Facebook addiction

Infographic by Best Masters in Psychology